Want to learn more about the benefits of touch typing

Aside from finger positioning, what other things do students need to learn during their touch typing lesson?


Let students know that bodies need their owners to learn proper typing techniques. When they learn to do it right, their necks, backs, arms, wrists, hands, and fingers will feel better right away—and for the rest of their lives.

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Arella Bernales
Community Moderator at Typesy

Hi, @randallshea!

Remind your students that the measure of a proficient typist does not rely solely on the speed of their typing! There are many ways of illustrating the importance of this fact for your students who may be focused on being the fastest typist in class. Consider imparting rules for calculating typing proficiency. In times past, when typewriter typists were tested on their ability, their WPM score was reduced by 10 for every mistake made within a minute long test. So a speedy typist may clock in at 50 WPM but make 3 mistakes, dragging their overall score down to 20 WPM. Establishing rules such as these in class will entice your more ambitious students to take their time, thus ensuring good typing practice habits.

Alex (The Reimagined Classroom Teacher)